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Publication numberUS1888765 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1932
Filing dateMar 12, 1932
Priority dateMar 12, 1932
Publication numberUS 1888765 A, US 1888765A, US-A-1888765, US1888765 A, US1888765A
InventorsBern Jassen, Nussbaum Frank I
Original AssigneeBern Jassen, Nussbaum Frank I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Replaceable heel
US 1888765 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

NOV. 22, 1932' B. JAssEN ET AL. 1,888,765

REPLACEELE HEEL Filed Maru-'n l2l 1952 gmantou,

i Patented Nov. 22, 1932 BERN JAssEN AND FRANK l1. NUssBAUivi,o `r Bitooxmriv,NEWy Yonx itEPLAcEABiin-Hnnnf Application med Maren i2, 19321." ys''ijgia1`lire, 598,332,

of the heel whichA comes in Contact with the ground. The wearer of shoes 'havingmutif lated, or worn out lifts isw subjected to injury j from slipping while Walking, to say nothing of the unsightly appearance shoes of this nature present. Then, too, great care must 15 be Ytaken to replace the worn lifts, because if such `replacement isy untimely the permanent portion of the heel will become damaged, necessitating the removal of theentire heel. In an effort to overcome the aboveand 20 other disadvantages incidental tothe usual heel lifts, our invention relates to an extreme.-

ly simple and highly effective devicefwhichI will permit' the ready removal of the wornV lift, and its replacement without the aid of any special tools, in the minimum amount'ofV time, and requiring no particular skill inl j Y i 1 1- spect` tothe stationary heel portion.,

the manipulations.

A further object-ofthe `invention resides in devices of the character. described which maybe manufactured on a high production basis at a very reasonable cost and, either, built into the shoes, 0r which may be sold separately at low prices affording their general applicati onupon shoes of the usual construction. Other objects of this invention will herein- Y afterbe set forth, or will be apparent from the description and the drawing, lin which is illustrated an embodiment of the device for carrying out our invention. f

Y The invention, however, is not intended to be restricted to the particular construction and arrangement of parts, nor to particular applications of such construction, herein shown and described, nor to specific methodsof operation, nor to various details thereof,

as the same may be modified invarious parv ticulars or be applied in many varied relations without departing from the spirit and o scope of the invention, a practical embodii Figurel is a viewrpin'perspectiveillustratsnugly 'fit the anchor plate. 62. i This' plate, -f

ment of .Whichhas beenihereinillustrated vand" described with-out attempting to show all the variousforms and modifications in which the invention might be embodied;

",-On'tliedrawingfin which the same refer-3 55 v Ience `characters refer Vto'vthe .same-j parts.

throughout, and inwhich isldisclosed a pre` ferred embodiment, 1 Y

ing thellift in its'seated position.;l i I Figure2 lis a `verticalfsectionalview of four` Figure 3 `'is a bottom plan view thereof; ,'YFigi'irefiis a view vin perspective of .aportion =of -thestationary vheel and illustratingV the lift portion as being separated therefrom, and .t l., Figure is a detailed[perspective view of the vcombined plate and bushing yassociated with our invention.' .f

The invention, inthe formor embodiment. shown in the drawing and-briefly described, lcomprises a stationary heel portion. ofthe usual structure, a removably. mounted lift, a reinforcing metallic plate associated therefd with andmeaiis forisecuring 'the lift with re-` In the embodiment of the-invention 'illusf trated inthedrawing Figs.V l yto 5, wehaver discloseda lift anditssecuring means `with 53 respect to the'stationaryheel-portion which may be readily applied to shoes of the ordil nary structure by merely drilling la-relativelysmall and shallow. opening into the heel y and pressing the assembled attachment in its S0. proper position. In this ,instance the bore 55 is formed .vertically into theheel-portion 56for the Vreception of asleeveor bushing 57.: Thesleeve 57, 'is` preferably formed int teg-rally `with a plate l58 .and'is further providedwithaslightly enlarged and roughened portion 59, which4 is adapted to firmlylgrip the lower portion of the bore 55, thereby re# tainingtit' init-s seated position. VThe lower portion of'thegheel may be' formed with a i depression' 57 `for the reception o-f'the plate 58,'as'clearly` shown in F ig. 2. The lift 60,V is provided withf'an inverted T-slot 61, the widened/portion of which being adapted to v Vadapted to rest upon the seat 67 ,1

' .the reception of a transverselyextendingpink 65 and is adapted to bear against the upper extremityiof the coil springA 66. This coil spring, it will be noted is freely movable within the bushing 57"andits lower end siotsfeefare A pair ofverticallyextendmg provided in the bushin-g? and are oppositely disposed for there'ceptionfof the ends ofthepiny 65, .for the 'purpose ,of not only guiding i this -vpin, but .for vpreventing its. displacement with respectthereto. ,l The/lowerv portion of each of these slotsis horizontally extended i fora' relatively short distance: and terminates in an upwardly extended end ,shown as at 69, for the purposeof'seating the pin-,65 within in Fig-,2. f e l When it isdesired yto remove the lift'6O, from its 'respectiveiheel' portion156, 'it is merely necessary tov exert a downward pull upon the lift-until the pin 65 reaches the botits withdrawn position as shown for example tom of -theslots vwhen itis but necessary to yturn the'lift ina counter-clockwise direction at which time, the ends of .the pin 65, will become seatedin lthe ends of'.l the slots 69. vThe worn lift may now be readily removed from its anchor plate 62, and a new one replaced.

- Bya slight downward pull of the/lift 60, and

a rotative movement in a clockwise direction,

the lift will be readily returned to its proper.- ly seated position. It may-be here stated that'the plate58, `is provided with a pairof downwardly extending prongst, Vfor the purpose'of pressing into'the yupper surface of the lift adjacent the Vslot 53,V thereby effectively preventing the separation of these Y portions of the lift 60, and at thev same time,

preventingv any lmovement thereof with respect to the heel 56; It will now be appreciated that when the'lift 60, is in its properly seated position,-the angularly bent rim or flange v63, will entirely obstruct .the passage f or opening 61, forthe purposefof preventing the entering of any foreign matter within either-the passageway 53, or the slit 61.

Many other changes could be effected in the particular Iapparatus designed, and in the methods-of operation set forth, and in the specific details thereof, without substantially departing from the invention hereof which lis intended .to be defined inthe accompanying claims, the specificr description above being merely for some' operative embodiments whereby lthe invention may be practiced.

' In witness whereof we have We claim: v

l. Ina liftl attachment fora shoe, a heel havingl a bore, a sleeve frictionally secured therein, a lift, aj lift carrying plate having a shaft interlocked withv said sleeve, and

means for retaining said lift carrying plate and ylockingit in its unseated` position to permitthe ready removal and replacement `of the lift, including a spring for holding it in said position.

2; In a lift-attachment for al shoe, a heel having a bore, means secured within said bore for supporting'a l1ft,and means for retaining and locking said lift 1n. normal l.seated `'position against the heel and in disengaged unseatedpositionwith respect tosaid-'heel to' permit thev ready removal and replacement of the lift, including a spring for holding the lift in both positions;

3.-. Alift .attachment for la shoe comprisingjaV sleeve-fitted-within; a bore in the thereof, faflift secured thereto. 'by arplate,

heel' said plate having in combination a shaftfextending, therefrom at one portion thereof and i adaptedffor.movement withinfsaid sleeve, ay

lip extending from ,another portion :of said 'plate adapted `to engage a portion of said heel, means permitting relative movement of f said shaft and sleeve. but preventing'. displacement of these parts, and a spring inter-V posed betweensaid sleeveand shaft for nor.-

nially vretaining sai'd'liftfin seated position against theheel. I Y. L A lift attachment Yfor a shoe: comprising a sleeve adapted to be inserted into la bore in the heel of said slice, said sleeve having a slot therein, a lift carryingfplate having A,a shaft mounted thereon, alpin mounted `on said shaftand cooperatingv vwith, said slot toA limit the movement of said shaft with respect to said sleeve wherebyvtheyseated ,and vunseated position of said liftis. d eterniiined,v

and al spring for retaining said plate 1n said Y' seated and unseatedpo'sition.

signed our names. t


. 1 FRANK L inissisernxrf A12ev hereunto

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6711835 *Aug 8, 2002Mar 30, 2004John MilitelloShoe and replaceable heel
U.S. Classification36/36.00R
International ClassificationA43B21/00, A43B21/42, A43B21/39, A43B21/30
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/39, A43B21/30, A43B21/42
European ClassificationA43B21/39, A43B21/42, A43B21/30